2017-2018 Season

Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond

Troy Quinn, Conductor

June 2 at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Concert Conversation)

June 3
 at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. Concert Conversation)

The name’s Bond… James Bond. For over 50 years, the dashing and dangerous British spy movies have been charming audiences with some of the greatest music ever written. From Oscar winning composers John Barry to Marvin Hamlisch, come experience the Juneau Symphony as we shake (not stir) things up playing all your favorites, including Goldfinger, Skyfall, and For Your Eyes Only, including a few surprises!

Sublime and Sacred

Troy Quinn, Conductor

April 7 & 8

Ralph Vaughan Williams  English Folk Song Suite
Arthur Honegger  Pastorale d’été
Ralph Vaughan Williams   Antiphon from Five Mystical Songs
Gabriel Fauré Requiem, Op. 48 – with soloists Jorell Williams, baritone, and Zanaida Robles, soprano

Jorell Williams is an American operatic baritone with a wide variety of experience from standard repertoire to premiere pieces. In the 2017-2018 season, Mr. Williams returns to the Caramoor International Music Festival as Nardo in a remount of On-Site Opera’s production of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, Dr. Falke in Finger Lakes Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus, and will make his role and company debut as Le Genie Oroès in the American premiere of Rameau’s Sympathie (or Acante et Céphise) with Victory Hall Opera. In concert, he will appear as soloist in Faure’s Requiem with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra, Leslie Adams’ song cycle The Wider View with the Harlem Chamber Players, Handel’s Messiah with the Branford Chorale, Jazz Trumpeter Alphonso Horne’s African Princess Suite at the Triad, premieres new works by Libby Larsen and Daren Hagen with the Phoenix Concerts in New York City, and debuts with the Five Boroughs Music Festival at National Sawdust.


As a concert soprano soloist, studio vocalist for lm and television, and professional ensemble singer, Dr. Robles has sung throughout the United States, and in parts of Europe, New Zealand, and Australia, performing professionally under the batons of such conductors as Charles Dutoit, Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Williams, John Mauceri, Leonard Slatkin, Gustavo Dudamel, Je rey Kahane, Grant Gershon, and Michael Tilson Thomas. She has performed background vocals for various artists including Josh Groban, the Rolling Stones, Andrea Bocelli, and Juanes. She has also worked as a singer and pianist on the hit Fox Television series “Glee” and as a singer in performances of “Game of Thrones Live” in Los Angeles. Her lm credits include “Tinkerbell: Pirate Fairy,” “Godzilla,” “Minions,” “Creed,” and “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Shakespeare in Love

Troy Quinn, Conductor

January 27 at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Concert Conversation) 

January 28 at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. Concert Conversation)

Felix Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Nino Rota Romeo and Juliet: A Time For Us
Stephen Warbeck Suite from Shakespeare in Love
Robert Schumann  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, movement 1
with soloist Kyle Farley-Robinson, winner of the 2016-2017 Youth Solo Competition
Sergei Prokofiev Selections from Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2 Montagues and Capulets
Piotr Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Opening Night

Troy Quinn, Conductor

October 21 at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Concert Conversation) 

October 22 at 3 p.m. (2 p.m. Concert Conversation)

Jean Sibelius  Finlandia
Ralph Vaughan Williams  The Lark Ascending
Johannes Brahms  Symphony No. 3 in F major